August 5th, 2010
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"Okay so tell me if this is odd...one of my coworkers puts salt in her coffee. She will put like 5 or 6 of those small packets of salt in a small cup of very strong black coffee and nothing else. She says it cuts the bitterness out...

I've never seen anybody do that before and I think its just disgusting and very odd but maybe I'm wrong..maybe more people do it and I'm just not aware of it." - Audrey

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  1. Kat Kinsman

    We are attempting this in the office. For science.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  2. Robin

    My dad used to do that when we went camping, but I haven't thought about it in years. I might just try a little sea salt in the coffee maker as it brews and see how it tastes!

    I do know that a few sprinkles of sea salt on top of chocolate brownies just before putting them in the oven certainly makes a big difference in the brownies!!

    August 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  3. Tony

    Isn't that sometimes called Navy brew, or something similar? I recall reading about that someplace.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  4. Liz

    Alton Brown adds a dash of salt in an episode of Good Eats where he makes French pressed coffee. I've tried it, just a pinch, and it definitely helps with the flavor.

    August 6, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  5. KDirty

    It's not that odd, honestly. I don't know about putting it directly in the coffee, but I generally add a pinch of salt to my coffee grounds while brewing–it DEFINITELY cuts some bitterness out of the coffee. Try it!

    August 6, 2010 at 10:32 am |
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